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African American Soldiers in World War II

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00088
Scope and Contents

91 photos of African Americans during World War II.  Many of the photos are labeled Wissmar (captured by Ally forces May 2, 1945) and Frankfurt, Germany.  Some names of the soldiers are printed on the back of the photographs.  Most of the photos are not dated and depict men in their uniforms near military vehicles and in a casual setting.  Some photographs are of the men with local (civilian dress) women.

Gertha Sykes Collins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.487
Scope and Contents Primarily this is a collection of love letters written between 1942-1944 to Gertha Barbara Jean Sykes residing in St. Louis, Missouri and James NMI Dansby, an African-American soldier in the United States Army. There are also letters from two other Army soldiers, Jack Smith, stationed in the Pacific and Benjamin D. Collins, an aircompany soldier, whom Sykes married in 1949. The letters begin when Dansby joined the Army and started basic training in Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg,...

Racial and Ethnic Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1.05
Scope and Contents The racial and ethnic ephemera collection contains various materials regarding race, ethnicity, and racism in the United States. The collection includes papers and items that promote racial prejudice and propaganda. The collection also contains items and papers that exemplify the fight for civil and equal rights. African Americans are the most broadly represented group in the collection. Other ethnic groups include Native Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, Muslim Americans, and...

Thomas M. W. Green Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01455
Scope and Contents Photograph album created by Thomas "Tommy" Matthew William Green, Jr. who served in the United States Army during World War II.  He was a second generation African American soldier, his father, Thomas M. W. Green was a Sargent- Cavalry Detachment in the Army and is buried at West Point Military Academy Cemetery.  Green was part of a segregated unit and his album features photos of his friends and family along with other soldiers with whom he served.  The photographs along with some of his...

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